One of Nguya Squad's OG couples, Patrick Sugui and Aeriel Garcia, officially exchanged "I dos" last April in a beautiful and star-studded ceremony.
While many celebrated the couple’s union, only some know how their romance began. Read on to find out more about Pat and Ae's love story in this definitive timeline:
June 2018 - Patrick first saw Aeriel's Instagram account
Patrick first knew about Aeriel through his good friend Mikyle Quizon who showed her Instagram account to him. In one of their vlogs, Patrick shared how she became an instant crush of his after following her on IG. He also watched her livestreams on Facebook, constantly checked her IG Stories, and even replied to some just so she would notice him.
That went on for months, before Aeriel finally followed him back.
September 5, 2018 - The first time Aeriel replied to Patrick's DM
After giving him a follow back, Aeriel decided to finally reply to his DMs. They still weren't constantly talking back then, but Patrick tried his luck by asking if he could pick Aeriel up from work — which she unexpectedly agreed to!
In the same month, the two went out on their first date (a carinderia date, mind you!), which was immediately followed by another one, where Aeriel got to meet Patrick's parents.
November 6, 2018 - Pat and Ae officially became a couple
November 6 was a special date for the two since it marked the day they finally became an official couple. However, it is of note that they only confirmed it in separate IG posts uploaded on their first anniversary in 2019.
December 2018 - Patrick made their relationship IG official
While the two got together in November 2018, it was only a month after that he made it Instagram official by sharing a selfie of them, along with a sweet message he penned for his girlfriend.
January 2019 - Aeriel was first spotted with the Nguya Squad
Aeriel became a member of the Nguya Squad after joining them in what appeared to be a dinner with the barkada.
March 2019 - Aeriel joined Patrick's family for a birthday dinner
Aeriel happily posed with Patrick's family, including his half-sister Janella Salvador, in a family photo during the actor's birthday dinner.
July 2019 - The couple went on an out of town trip
The couple went on a beach trip together and explored the beautiful province of Iloilo!
October 2019 - They joined KathNiel and the rest of the Nguya Squad at the Black Magic 2019
Patrick and Aeriel dressed up as "Stranger Things" characters Eleven and Mike as they joined the barkada at the Star Magic Halloween party!
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November 6, 2019 - Patrick and Aeriel marked their 1st anniversary
Patrick made sure that their first anniversary was special by dedicating a kilig message for her.
January 2020 - They launched their joint YouTube channel
The couple decided to venture into vlogging with their Siargao trip as their very first entry.
June 2020 - A glimpse of their live-in setup
The two confirmed in a podcast episode with their fellow Nguya Squad members, Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos, that they have already been living together before they got engaged.
September 2020 - They starred in the short film "Almusal"
The couple starred in their first-ever project together, a short film by Raffy Miranda titled "Almusal."
November 2020 - Halloween with Nguya Squad
Celebrating Halloween together became a yearly thing for the barkada, this time all of them dressing up as the undead!
December 28, 2020 - Patrick proposed to Aeriel
Patrick prepared a lovely setup in a room where he popped the question to his girlfriend. Of course, it was a big "Yes" for Aeriel!
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January 2021 - Engagement party courtesy of Nguya Squad
A month later, their barkada celebrated the couple's engagement with a surprise yacht party!
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July 2021 - They shared their first set of prenup photos
Patrick and Aeriel had the most beautiful K-drama-inspired prenup shoot.
March 2022 - They released their second and third set of prenup photos
For their last set of prenup pics, Patrick and Aeriel chose air, fire, and earth elements.
April 20, 2022 - Patrick and Aeriel finally tied the knot
And last April 20, Patrick and Aeriel finally started their path to forever as they tied the knot in a garden ceremony attended by their families and friends.
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